The Bay Area Youth Fly Fishers (BAY- FF) is a collaborative partnership of Bay Area Fly Fishing clubs and Conservation organizations dedicated to enabling a new generation of fly fishers and conservation-minded youth. The BAY-FF kicks off its new public youth program with this all-day event on May 19th to be held this date at the Golden Gate Angling & Casting Club's facilities.
Girls and boys will be introduced to a sport they can enjoy for a lifetime with both family and friends. The age range for this May 19 event is narrow by design (2017-2018 school grades 4-7). It’s aimed at drawing younger families who value fun learning activities for their children and teaching the virtues of patience and practice. This BAY-FF event is the first to be scheduled in a year-around program of planned youth activities with rewards designed to reinforce both accomplishments and skills progression. Kids will be learning about Fly Casting, Knots & Rigging, Fly Tying, and Conservation – some of the initial skills and understanding that they’ll need to have to truly enjoy fly fishing with family, friends, mentors, and guides.
10:00 Welcome, BAY-FF Overview, Morning Activity Sessions
12:00 BBQ Luncheon
12:45 Afternoon Activity Sessions
2:15 Treats, Refreshments & Event Wrap-up
2:30 Youth free to practice or re-visit Activity areas
3:00 Event Closing
What to bring: Clothing layers, rainwear as needed, sun/safety glasses, hat, sunscreen, and a notebook & pen.
Adults will be able to observe their kids, and in small groups learn fly fishing skills themselves.
There will be a minimal registration fee for youths; the adults will be free.
Youths must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who can legally sign a liability release for their collective participation in this program.
This event will be limited to the first 60 youth participants to register, so don't delay!
REGISTER all youth participants (and adults) at: http://www.youthflyfishers.org